The “Have It All” dub proved to be the most popular track on Audio Soul Project’s LP Hip Shake Heartache from earlier this year. The idea for the track originally came from an R&B acapella. For the album “dub" mix the vocals were stripped down. Here, for the first time, we’re making the full vocal ‘Bootleg Version’ available. The music on this rendition is an expanded take on the one from the album, making room for the emotional vocals. This song is made for those deep house DJs who still covet the human voice in their sets.
The first remixes are by Fred Everything. On his ‘Remix 1’ crisp and modern drum machine beats set into motion layers of atmospheric synthesizer work. This is Fred in top form retriggering the vocals and creating a sophisticated groove completely true to his signature sound. The music builds organically into an airy breakdown, allowing the scat vocals to open up and shine after which things return to the already established funky flow. Mr. Everything’s second remix moves all of his previously established elements into moodier territory - the smooth synths are filtered down, the sub bass more submerged and the central breakdown goes into Basic Channel territory complete with echoing analog keys, DX-7 like bass swells, space sound effects and that dub snare we all know so well.
Belfast based Ric McClelland aka Scope completes this remix package putting together a 90s influenced Todd Terry conjuring remix of “Have It All (Dub)”. The classic “Jumpin’” beats get refreaked and fused to a new bass line, percussive organ and fat, bright stabs. Programmed percussion, a droning high pitched string and sparse vocals inject just the right amount of smokiness into this otherwise straight up peak time affair.
Rob Mello - Great mixes all round here.
MANIK - Solid stuff from FMR! Digging the Bootleg Version and Fred Everything Remix. But all of them are quite nice.
Johnny Fiasco - Spot on!
C-Rock (Motorcitysoul) - Wow, amazing release!
Roberto Rodriguez - Digging the Bootleg Version. It will get hands in the air for sure.
Tony Humphries - Wicked funky tracks! Full support!
Olivier Desmet (Amenti) - Superb package, although the original dub version from the album is still my favorite. As a matter of fact I played it at The End Up on Sunday! I will definitely give the Fred versions and the new Bootleg Version plays.
Joshua Iz - Great package of remixes from one of my fave tracks off the (amazing) album - I’m sure I’ll find a way to play all of these.
Nathan G (Defected / Large Music) - This has been one of my fave Audio Soul Project tunes to date. Still playing the original so the new remixes are a welcomed edition. Well done all round. Full support!
LawnChair Generals - Reeeeeally loving the Bootleg Version. Fred’s deep dubby mixes are great as well.
Q-Burns Abstract Message - Fred Everything Remix 1 is dope…a superb, building ride of a mix. Will give it some plays for sure.
Kev Obrien (Stranjjur) - Wow, this is just amazing! Loving the Bootleg Version most, but Fred and Ric both put forth some awe-inspiring work on the remixes. I’ll have them all!
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